Register Now for Fall 2015 Research Studio Series Each class this fall will be offered twice. Please let Ruth know if there are classes you would like us to create or scheduling preferences so we can add your suggestions to the Spring list of classes. Thanks.
I've begun to post Fall 2015 talks at WU on the history of science, medicine, technology
Save the date! Jan. 13, 2016 is ITEACH 2016.
Quiz: Can you navigate tricky peer review scenarios? 10 question quiz; when you pick the wrong answer, an explanation pops up so it's a nice learning tool. Check it out!
Genomics and the Era of Personalized Medicine: 2015-2016 seminar series is Wednesday afternoons at the medical campus. You can sign up for a mailing list if you want reminders.
Historic Field Diaries from BHL Australia Now in Biodiversity Heritage Library! "Ten field diaries have been fully transcribed and the volunteers are now working on a diary written by notable ornithologist Frederick Lee Berney between 1898 and 1904." Images of the original field notes are available along with the transcriptions. Example: Ornithological Field Diaries of A. Graham Brown.
When journals change publishers, libraries need to scramble to find more subscription funds (often), change links, and sometimes lose access entirely. The Ecological Society of America journals are moving to Wiley; I found these notes on ESA's publishing deal with Wiley interesting; unsurprisingly the reason seems to be that the "deal brings financial stability for the society." Beginning in 2016, Entomological Society of America and American Society of Mammalogists new journal content will be at Oxford Univ. Press instead of BioOne. As we figure out new prices, I will keep you posted on whether we will lose access to anything beginning in 2016.
Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) users may find this blog post useful: Video Tip of the Week: Araport, Arabidopsis Portal. I will be very interested in hearing if/when Araport, the open access Arabidopsis information portal, begins to do the job that TAIR is doing, since we are paying a lot of money for WU access to TAIR!
You may want to keep an eye out for the new PubMed Also-Viewed feature. It displays right below Similar Articles (which used to be called Related Citations).
Posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries from August: